Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam
Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and industrial sites, according to a new study by UC Berkeley and Harvard University researchers.
Berkeley-China CDC Team Up
After three years of planning and collaboration, the Berkeley Water Center and the National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have launched the “Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health” – a partnership to collaborate on applied research projects and initiatives related to water, health, and the environment.
Follow ocean-going robots, and their scientists, for 10 days at sea
What’s life like aboard a scientific research vessel plying the California coast deploying robots to unlock important data about climate change? A team of scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have just set out on such a venture.
Spotlights
Berkeley Water Center
Peruvian Scientific Water Institute Visits BWC

BWC leadership welcomed representatives from the Water Committee of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) Thursday, July 21, 2016 to talk shop.

Berkeley Lab
Berkeley Lab researchers receive $20 million

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received $20 million from the Department of Energy last week to lead a three-year research project in the Upper Colorado River Basin, where they will study the processes that influence water availability and water quality as a result of climate change.

Rich Saykally
Saykally continues quest for “universal first-principles” model of water

For a simple compound that is central to almost every aspect of our existence, water remains fiendishly difficult to understand. No one appreciates this better than chemistry professor Rich Saykally, who has devoted many years to studying water.